Subject: Re: search.c clean-up



Aharon Robbins <arnold@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> C++ is widespread enough that it might not be unreasonable to move towards
> it, esp. for some of the smaller GNU apps.

For low-level stuff C is fine. Otherwise, I'd far rather use Java, or
Python, or half-a-dozen other languages. They have all benefited from
hindsight that evolved from C++'s mistakes.

Any major move to depart from C should be by consensus (e.g., the GNU
Coding Standards should get revised).

Just for fun, here's a complete implementation of POSIX uniq written
in Python.

http://www.cs.ucla.edu/classes/spring04/cs131/hw/uniq.py







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